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Kansas Senator Introduces Suicide Prevention Bill For Suicide Prevention Training in Schools

January 25, 2016

A bill in the Kansas legislature would require schools to train teachers in suicide awareness to recognize possible warning signs. 

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As suicide rates climb in Kansas and Missouri, Olathe survivor joins the struggle to save lives

December 15, 2015

One woman's recovery in mental health highlights the importance of sharing stories of hope after a suicide attempt.

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Teens send important message to others through ‘Not Even One’ project

August 31, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A group of metro teens has an important message to share to try to help those struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide. The students teamed up with Marillac Treatment Center in Overland Park to launch a teen suicide awareness project at Community American Ballpark.

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Gun Laws Associated With Lower Suicide Rates

August 19, 2015

“When you make a highly lethal method of suicide harder to access, you’re going to lower the suicide rate,” said the lead author, Michael D. Anestis, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. “We need to emphasize evidence-based gun safety among gun owners.”

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On College Campuses, Suicide Intervention Via Anonymous App

August 17, 2015

"Braver was scrolling through her feed about an hour before NPR's interview, and she stumbled across a post that concerned her."

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Suicide on Campus and the Pressure of Perfection

August 5, 2015

“Nobody wants to be the one who is struggling while everyone else is doing great,” said Kahaari Kenyatta, a Penn senior who once worked as an orientation counselor. “Despite whatever’s going on — if you’re stressed, a bit depressed, if you’re overwhelmed — you want to put up this positive front.”

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The Truth Behind The Suicide Statistic For Older Teen Girls

June 29, 2015

"I read the report, and there was one line tucked away," says Petroni. The line addressed females age 15 to 19. "The number one cause of death had changed," she says. "It was suicide."

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After Campus Suicides, Building Community With A Simple Statement

May 11, 2015

"And what I noticed during all of that is that we should be reaching out and telling people that we care before tragedy strikes."

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CAN ANALYTICS SAVE US SOLDIERS FROM SUICIDE?

May 11, 2015

Wallace said he believes analytics technology will succeed where various suicide prevention efforts over the years have failed: in saving soldiers’ lives.


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How a visual cliche about mental health can slip through

April 27, 2015

"A 'headclutcher' is a type of stock picture often – too often, according to campaigning charities – used to illustrate stories about mental ill health. An example in the Guardian accompanied an article on 7 April with the headline “How not to talk to somebody with depression”. The picture, of a young man sitting with his head in his hands, was changed – following complaints below the line – to one of a young woman looking out of a window, which also drew criticism."

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SAMHSA Unveils New Suicide Prevention App

March 20, 2015

Suicide Safe, SAMHSA's new suicide prevention app for mobile devices and optimized for tablets, helps providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients. Suicide Safe is a free app based on SAMHSA'sSuicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) card.

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Suicide Trends Among Persons Aged 10–24 Years — United States, 1994–2012

March 11, 2015

"Increases in suffocation suicide rates, reported in earlier studies, continued through 2012 among females and males aged 10–24 years across all races/ethnicities and U.S. Census regions."

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Facebook Adds New Feature For Suicide Prevention

February 26, 2015

Facebook has had a way to report potentially suicidal content since 2011, but this is the first time this support will be built directly into posts. Until now, you had to seek out Facebook's suicide prevention page and upload a screenshot or URL of the post.

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Veterinarians and Mental Health: CDC Results and Resources

February 26, 2015

How does the veterinary profession compare to the U.S. population regarding depression, mental illness, and suicide? The results of a recent survey performed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a number of health agencies don’t paint a rosy picture.

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Screenwriter Graham Moore Addresses Suicide, Delivers Message of Hope During Acceptance Speech

February 23, 2015

The speech then took on a serious tone when the screenwriter admitted to attempting suicide due to feeling different. He ended his speech by saying, "I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there that feels weird and different … Stay weird."

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Crisis phones installed, activated at Gorge Bridge

February 23, 2015

Ten call boxes installed late last year at the landmark each bear a sign reading: “There is hope. Make the call.” The message, on telephones connected to a suicide prevention hotline, is a macabre reminder that some who visit the bridge are not tourists but are thinking about taking their own lives.

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